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Norwegian sailors sing awesome sea shanty as they pull into port (Video) – theCHIVE

It’s a far cry from ‘Way, hey, blow the man down!’ See the full video on thechive.com Source: Norwegian sailors sing awesome sea shanty as they pull into port (Video) – theCHIVE Advertisements

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Viking Music? New CD of Viking age music climbs the charts – Medievalists.net

Can one recreate the music of the Viking age? A newly released CD called Ice and Longboats: Ancient Music of Scandinavia hopes to do so, and has already earned praise from reviewers and risen into the top 20 of the

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Genesis of a Novel – Part VI – Characters Going Awry

I started pre-writing Misfortune of Vision on July 23, 2016. On August 23, I started actually writing the first scene. Now, a week later, I’m 14,000 words in and going strong! I usually try to give myself a minimum of 2,000

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Genesis of a Novel – The Scene List – Part IV

I did the next step on Misfortune of Vision (Book 4 of The Druid’s Brooch Series).   I wrote up my scene list with point of view, timeline and places. First were the scenes, then I placed them via a map.

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The Genesis of a Novel, the Beginning – Part 1

Although I’ve already started on the process, I thought it might be interesting to blog my way through the novel creation process. I’m already through about the first three-four days worth of work, so those will be schmooshed into this

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Maps of Britain and Ireland’s ancient tribes, kingdoms and DNA

I found this absolutely fascinating. I’ve always loved maps, and this is the first time I’ve found a succession of maps showing the differing tribes of the isles throughout time in such a clear progression. At the bottom are some

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The VIKINGS are back! Meet King Björn, ruler of Sweden’s modern day beserkers who live just as their ancestors did (but luckily raiding is banned) | Daily Mail Online

Björn Jakobsen, 66, is the king of a modern-day group of Vikings who live as their ancestors did in a small village near Malmö in Sweden. Source: The VIKINGS are back! Meet King Björn, ruler of Sweden’s modern day beserkers

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The dark side of the Anglo-Saxons | History Extra

The new film adaptation of The Hobbit will no doubt reinforce the widely held image of Anglo-Saxon England as a lost rural idyll. Yet, says Ryan Lavelle, the reality was far less cuddly, blighted by s Source: The dark side

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Anglo-Saxon and British Kingdoms c. 800 – Interactive Map – HeritageDaily – Heritage & Archaeology News

Interactive map of the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms and British kingdoms around c. 800 Source: Anglo-Saxon and British Kingdoms c. 800 – Interactive Map – HeritageDaily – Heritage & Archaeology News

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A song and a secret

Originally posted on Spontaneous Deliberations of an Ordinary Girl:
Hi Everyone! We’re taking a slight break from the “Angry Birds Movie” and I’m going to do reviews for two movies: Images found at: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/song_of_the_sea_2014/ (song of the Sea) and http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0485601/…

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